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The Language of Chess: Promotion
  • The Language of Chess: Promotion

  • Jessica Prescott Aug 10, 2011 2258 views 10 min
  • Do you know why the pawn is the most magical piece? That's right, it's because of "Promotion," a special power that only pawns have. Not only is promotion super fun, it's a very very important part of chess strategy, especially in the end game. Tune to learn about not just "Promotion", but also the sneaky "Under Promotion!"
The Language of Chess: Stalemate
  • The Language of Chess: Stalemate

  • Jessica Prescott Aug 5, 2011 1710 views 7 min
  • Everyone knows that a game of chess usually ends in mate...but did you know that Checkmate is not the only kind of "mate?" Stalemate is an important way that a game of chess can end, so tune in and learn well of the Stalemate, Grasshopper, because you really want to finish off your games with a Checkmate if you're ahead.
Harmony of the Pieces: Defend that e5 Pawn!
  • Harmony of the Pieces: Defend that e5 Pawn!

  • Jessica Prescott Jul 22, 2011 1459 views 5 min
  • When you have different moves which accomplish the same goal, which do you pick? In this video we see a very common situation in which a pawn is attacked. But with SEVEN different ways to guard the pawn, will you pick the right one?